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Old 12th December 2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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Need guys advice on a gift for a male "friend"

A while ago I saw a post here from guy wanting advice on what to get his girl.

I saw he got lot's of great ideas so now I'd like to ask the guys....

What would be a good gift to get for a good male friend? I have no clue where to even begin.
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Old 12th December 2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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Pick an amount of money that you want to spend, then do what everyone tells guys to do when they want to buy something for their girlfriend: watch and listen. The best gifts aren't expensive, they're the ones that are well thought out.

For example: A (now ex) girlfriend of mine is big into collecting Hello Kitty items, and is a big fan of asian food. So when I was out of town I stopped in a shop and bought Hello Kitty chopsticks. Very inexpensive, but also a gift she fell in love with because of the thought that went behind it.

Watch what your friend does, listen to what he says, and see what he has. It'll give you clues to what he would find special. I know that if I had a girlfriend and she bought me either a Lego toy or glass figurine it would mean a lot more to me than something 10x as expensive.

I know, I don't recommend any particular thing. But that's the hard part: good and special gifts are tailored to the individual and can't easily be picked by third parties.
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Old 12th December 2003, 2:57 PM   #3
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i'm a guy. trust me we are very simple to shop for. Any guy would be happy with tools. If by some chance her has too much or he dont like tools then a nice t-shirt will do fine......something even better is PORN hahaha...but really buy him something that looks cool. he'll love it ...
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Old 12th December 2003, 3:20 PM   #4
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Fly is right! Around birthdays and Christmas...all the guys on base are always hoping for TOOLS.

I think what all men have accrued in their tool box....is similar to how most women feel over the jewelry they accrue in their jewelry box. You can never get enough....and a duplicate doesn't matter.
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Old 12th December 2003, 3:28 PM   #5
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I wish it where that easy but this guy doesn't have much use for tools, he's young and doesn't own his own home yet so....I was thinking more along the lines of something special that would remind him of me.

Thanks for all the replies so far
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Old 12th December 2003, 3:32 PM   #6
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well then that makes it a little more complecated. best thing I could tell you is a kneckless, watch, braclet you know something that he will keep for a long time.
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Old 12th December 2003, 3:42 PM   #7
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Go for something simple. A sweater or jeans you know he'll like, or a movie he's been wanting.
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Old 12th December 2003, 3:45 PM   #8
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Hows this:

I know he has a shoe box full of pic's from his past which he holds close to him so I was thinking I could get him one of those cute antique looking boxes that you store stuff in....maybe have it engraved and include a pic of me too....

Guys what do you think?
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Old 12th December 2003, 3:50 PM   #9
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Or you could get him a really nice photo album and offer to put his pictures in it for him. Put yours on the front page.
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That's a great idea, Costume, go for that one.

Is this merely just a friend or more? Sounds like more, unless you're just a really good friend.
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Old 12th December 2003, 4:24 PM   #11
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Just good freinds, he would like more but I've made my self clear. He is a great freind to me, he's help me cope w/ a lot. I appreciate him.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 12th December 2003, 5:57 PM   #12
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if he is just a friend, and would like more - a gift so personal and sentimental may not be the thing.

i think women sometimes lead men on without knowing it; i certainly have. if i were the guy in question i would think your present slightly negated your 'just friends' position. at the least it might give the guy false hope.

anyway, just a thought.

here are some other ideas:

*tickets to sports event, movie, or play <depending on what he likes>
*CD collection - all his favourite songs burnt together
*porn
*gift certificate for his favourite pub or diner
*gift certificate for a cool sports thing - like parasailing, parachuting, or even just a flying lesson
*this is going to sound strange - but if he is the vain type - gift certificate for a haircut and a shave - every guy i know loves having a women at a salong shave them and shampoo them - it's close without being personal.
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Hm? A photo album is personal but porn not? Hmmmm. Guess I better revise my gift list
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I have to definitely vote against the porn idea.
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Old 14th December 2003, 12:33 AM   #15
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How about either writing or sharing a published poem that reaffirms and possibly redefines your relationship? Or just write a note expressing how and why your relationship is special. Remember, this can be done without redefining your relationship in non-platonic terms.

I think that giving something of sentimental value will endure and be remembered with fondness.
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